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The Watchlist – Simon Mignolet

Filed under: The Watchlist - Posted by: Paul

Top scoring keeper in the Fantasy Premier League (FPL) standings with 103 points, Simon Mignolet is afforded further opportunity to boost his tally over the next few matches. A run of games which sees Sunderland square up to West Brom, Fulham, QPR and Norwich all hold plenty appeal before the schedule turns nasty for Martin O’Neill’s side in Gameweek 31:

The Belgian heads to the Hawthorns on Saturday on the back of a run of games which has harvested 43 points in his previous nine matches; just under five points per game. While this has included four clean sheets – against Southampton, City, West Ham and Swansea – Mignolet’s save points have also been crucial to his Fantasy prospects. So far, he has made 105 saves, eight more than any other keeper, and has picked up three points against Spurs and Liverpool and four points against Arsenal over the previous nine, despite conceding in each of those fixtures. As a result, he sits six points ahead of Joe Hart in the standings, despite registering two clean sheets less (nine to 11) than the City stopper.

Mignolet’s propensity to pick up save points is crucial to his appeal over alternative Sunderland assets. With regular full-backs Craig Gardner and Danny Rose both classified as midfielders in FPL, the choice is pretty limited – John O’Shea has chipped in with a goal and pair of assists this season but remains almost 30 points behind his keeper. Carlos Cuellar, at 4.4, is a cut-price option but continues to be plagued with a hamstring injury – he was an unused sub against Arsenal last time out, with O’Neill clearly keen to ease him back to action. This leaves Titus Bramble as an alternative but with new boy Kader Mangane building up match fitness, too many question marks currently hang over the centre-half positions, boosting Mignolet’s appeal further.

Coming in at 5.4 in FPL and just 4.4 in the Sky Sports game, Mignolet’s heroics suggest he could be utilised as a one-stop keeper option from here on in, though he could also offer a superb rotation partner with Newcastle’s Tim Krul. Such a scenario would present us with a superb run of home games (SOT, FUL, STO, NOR, MUN, FUL, SUN) over the next seven Gameweeks for those with budget to spare.

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  1. So what games are defo on week29 then I can work from there.

    • 1 year, 9 months ago
    1. there was an article a few articles back, check it out

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  2. Hey folks, im in the top 700 and 105th in ireland but im really struggling now with an average team compared to the guy who is leading me after just playing his WC.

    I have michu, suarez and jose in my team after the dgwk and have no idea what to do, i dont think I can afford the option of playing them all on my bench as I need the points desperatley. Most of you would probably say mich out but for who?

    My team is bunn fed - jose zab clyne and demel - mata michu walcott fellaini sissoko- vp lambert suarez

    Begging for any advice on changes please?

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    1. I don't see how this is an average team? Apart from demel there is barely anyone that I'd consider a frustrating player to own.

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      1. +1.

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      2. Sorry that is fair enuf, its just I always seem to do well to this part of the season then take a big fall, Is it stupid to get rid of suarez? Was thinking of bale and ba/cisse for suarez and michu?

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        1. Why is everyone sticking for Ba?

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    2. michu and jose out, for bale and wilson.

      • 1 year, 9 months ago
      1. Sorry that is fair enuf, its just I always seem to do well to this part of the season then take a big fall, Is it stupid to get rid of suarez? Was thinking of bale and ba/cisse for suarez and michu?

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  3. UCL question:

    I'm thinking I should change my captain from Lucho at 4 points to one of the following:

    A. Messi
    B. Yilmaz
    C. Sneijder

    Any thought on who to pick?

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    1. I'm going with Ibra myself!

      But as you're not nearly as cool as me, i'd go for A or B if you're looking to take a punt

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    2. Got to be A

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      1. Yeah, Messi seemed the obvious choice, but wasn't sold on an away game at Milan.

        • 1 year, 9 months ago
  4. members cup results/draw for next round? any ETA on that? might change my transfer based on that...

    • 1 year, 9 months ago
    1. thanks man,. I need to check how I was in there,. I remember he didn't have bale

      • 1 year, 9 months ago
  5. Please tell me Arsenal weakness and gags. I am in middle of debate with friend of mine . Why they won't be top 4 and all there / Wenger bad decisions throw the yeears

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    1. Selling club,no ambition!

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      1. good for a start

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        1. thanks that made the effect. more moreeeee give me moreeeeeee pleaseeeeeeee

          • 1 year, 9 months ago
          1. Average players, defense is a shamble.

            • 1 year, 9 months ago
            1. thanks he is gone I think I already won it

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  6. I m targeting Top 100 bt with No Wildcard,seems ambitious!

    • 1 year, 9 months ago
    1. shoot for the moon

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      1. on second thoughts, I think you will struggle...

        • 1 year, 5 months ago
    2. You can do it no problem.

      Stick to the forum, play safe with captain, you'll make it.

      • 1 year, 9 months ago
    3. Cheers!
      Captaining RVP this week?

      • 1 year, 9 months ago
      1. No. I'm going with Walcott. Although I flipflop a lot.

        • 1 year, 9 months ago
  7. Guys which is better

    Enrique>Evans Suarez> Aguero

    Or

    Fabio>Evans & Surez> Giroud/Cisse

    • 1 year, 9 months ago
    1. B & Cisse if u have Walcott already!

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    2. Go for Aguero.

      • 1 year, 9 months ago
      1. aguero pukeeee naaahhh

        • 1 year, 9 months ago
        1. Between Giroud and Cisse. Eh.

          • 1 year, 9 months ago
          1. I'm keeping Suarez. Reckon he's still the second best striker choice in the league even with the blank this week. People who sell him will regret it in a few weeks - I hope!

            • 1 year, 9 months ago
  8. Please link to the members cup

    • 1 year, 9 months ago
      1. yeahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh i am innnnnn finally good news !!!!!!!!

        • 1 year, 9 months ago
        1. and so the breakdown continues... ;)

          • 1 year, 9 months ago
          1. u mean breakup no? hmmm... not logical anyway. How is going up in the mood?

            • 1 year, 9 months ago
    1. LOL i went through, havent even bothered checking. Happy days!

      • 1 year, 9 months ago
      1. happyyy daysssssssssssssssss i just found out !!!

        • 1 year, 9 months ago
  9. Sorry if this has been asked before lads, but I've been ill and off the boards

    After last night, what's the consensus for captain this week between Theo and Bale?

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    1. Go with Thale

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    2. It looks like it's RVP lol.

      But I'm with Theo fwiw. Bale can't score every game, and West Ham are decent defensively at home.

      • 1 year, 9 months ago
    3. many people here stil lean towards RVP actually. others talk up wallcot. Bale is a distant third.

      • 1 year, 9 months ago
    4. Theo is more popular, with the captain's poll suggesting Robin reliant is still the way to go. There are a few punting on Bale however including myself at this current moment. Of course, that may change as the week progresses.

      • 1 year, 9 months ago
      1. Surely the captain's poll is the best indication of who is the most popular captain?

        How can Theo be more popular if more people intend to captain RVP?

        • 1 year, 9 months ago
        1. More popular than Bale?

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          1. Aaah, ignore me! Must read properly!

            • 1 year, 9 months ago
    5. Debate of the week.On RVP.now.

      • 1 year, 9 months ago
    6. Probably Theo, but Bale is certainly a good option....no way to know really, i'm undecided between them 2 and RVP

      • 1 year, 9 months ago
  10. Anyone taking a risk on Le Fondre against an awful Wigan defence?

    • 1 year, 9 months ago
    1. he'll most likely start from the bench, so no thanks

      • 1 year, 9 months ago
      1. Whys that? because Pog and all the other Donkeys have been playing so well?

        • 1 year, 9 months ago
        1. Because he nearly always starts from bench; manager reckons he's much better off bench....bit like Solskjaer years ago - great reader of the game and can then take advantage when he comes on

          • 1 year, 9 months ago
    2. I'm playing Pog...and an awful Wigan defender.

      • 1 year, 9 months ago
      1. Good luck with that.

        • 1 year, 9 months ago
        1. I know. Needs must, I'm afraid.

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  11. quick poll
    1. A. bunn or B. mig for this week? first five
    2. A. RVP (C) or B. wally(C)

    curremtly on 1. A and 2. B

    • 1 year, 9 months ago
    1. 1. Play the home keeper.
      2. Whichever you think will score more. Wally for me.

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      1. just to disgress... camzy are you a chick.. If yes which others in the site do you know in tis site. if no sorry for appearing gay

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        1. Smooth.

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        2. post of the day :)

          • 1 year, 9 months ago
          1. Shame I can't "sticky" posts yet.

            • 1 year, 9 months ago
            1. Would that not be a blatant abuse of power? ;)

              • 1 year, 9 months ago
              1. Yes. I plan on going crazy with power any day now.

                • 1 year, 9 months ago
                1. *makes mental note not to ask posters if they are chicks and if so, do they know any more of their kind on this site :D

                  • 1 year, 9 months ago
            2. when is the launch date?

              • 1 year, 9 months ago
              1. I think the first (and probably very small) trial is in the next week or so.

                • 1 year, 9 months ago
              2. They don't have a date...The launch month more likely?

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        3. Brilliant

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        4. KoL
          • Fantasy Football Scout Member

          On yersel son

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        5. surely guyz its good to know coz i like those who are genuinely aware of football other than my woman who annoys me by pretending to know a lot of facts.

          • 1 year, 9 months ago
          1. Get yourself a grav first! :-P

            • 1 year, 9 months ago
          2. Sounds like you're looking to replace her?

            • 1 year, 9 months ago
            1. ahh no you missed the point.

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  12. Who will score most points this GW ? Attack, Mid and Defence?
    ( except, Walcott, RVP and Bale )

    • 1 year, 9 months ago
    1. The players you don't have :P

      But seriously, why ask this?

      • 1 year, 9 months ago
    2. McAuley, Sissoko, Giroud

      • 1 year, 9 months ago
    3. Fletcher,Sissoko,Harte.

      • 1 year, 9 months ago
  13. RMT's do get a bit tedious, but at least there's some variety. I'm getting a bit bored with "What's going to happen in GW29". It's going to be the same answer for another week yet...

    • 1 year, 9 months ago
    1. Yup.

      Seems strange that we're asking for RMTs though!

      • 1 year, 9 months ago
  14. Start Mign or Fed?

    • 1 year, 9 months ago
    1. mig because both teams will probably concede but mig will fetch miore save points

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      1. Federici, is in excellent form and bringing in quite a few save points himself at the minute; i'd go with Fed

        • 1 year, 9 months ago
    2. Toughie. Probably Feds.

      • 1 year, 9 months ago
    3. I cranked up the grey matter and have concluded on Fed.

      It's set in stone- don't try and change my mind now. :P

      • 1 year, 9 months ago
  15. Don't suppose there's been any sort of update on Anichebe's knock?

    • 1 year, 9 months ago
    1. I shall take that as a 'No' :)

      • 1 year, 9 months ago
  16. Suarez> RVP/Rooney or Aguero? (Have Tevez)

    • 1 year, 9 months ago
    1. Rooney a slight doubt, no? Has to be RVP really

      • 1 year, 9 months ago
      1. sometime back last week i thought i was so clever and wanted to bring him in til i saw him plying as a winger. i swear this week i will sacrifice suarez +azpili+3mil to get rvp santon/debuchy+0.5 to get studge later on

        • 1 year, 9 months ago
  17. Is this team ready for this week ??

    Federici
    Pearce Zabaleta Rafael Cameron
    Bale Theo Mata Fellaini
    RVP Pog

    Still haven't decided on the (c) choice. Cameron a doubt , but I reckon he will start.

    • 1 year, 9 months ago
    1. I'd say you're good to go

      • 1 year, 9 months ago
    2. Go Go Go!!!

      • 1 year, 9 months ago
    3. Looks good to me.

      All non-playing subs?

      • 1 year, 9 months ago
      1. Yes if u don't consider migno.

        Migno, Sturridge, Michu, Davies

        • 1 year, 9 months ago
  18. anyone see any good betfair odds for the barcelona game tonight? I fancy a flutter.

    • 1 year, 9 months ago
    1. I wanna make a bet of Wenger loosing job this summer

      • 1 year, 9 months ago
    2. Milan at 7.0 is probably decent value, no?

      • 1 year, 9 months ago
      1. Only if you think they'll win - I don't think they stand a chance

        • 1 year, 9 months ago
        1. what's your prediction? plenty of goals?

          • 1 year, 9 months ago
          1. nah, 0-2 or 1-2 maybe; at best a draw for Milan

            • 1 year, 9 months ago
      2. Barcelona not playing their best at the moment but surely still good enough to win. A mate was telling me how good value his 2-0 bet on arsenal was last night.... Good value=not very likely to happen!

        • 1 year, 9 months ago
  19. So who has swapped Suarez for Aguero this week and do you plan on getting him back again?

    • 1 year, 9 months ago
    1. I'm holding on to auld ratface

      • 1 year, 9 months ago
      1. Yeah think I might too. Was thinking of the swap but would be losing a shed load of value to do so.

        • 1 year, 9 months ago
    2. Swapped him for the ailing Rooney. I'm just going to pretend he's fighting fit and see what happens.

      • 1 year, 9 months ago
      1. That really could pay off handsomely though. Can't quite afford rooney unfortunately...

        • 1 year, 9 months ago
  20. What's your selling value of the team? Mine is 106.0

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    1. Ha, my team value isn't even that much :oops:

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    2. 104.0

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    3. 105.3, amazed how high some peoples are

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    4. 106.7m

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      1. 108,5

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  21. MAZASCAR...MATA HAZARD OSCAR...THE WHOLLY TRINITY

    I'm a chick.

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  22. Is anyone planning to field players with Blank to deceive your rivals? :lol:
    I usually do it with my goalie.

    • 1 year, 9 months ago
    1. I would only succeed in deceiving myself.

      • 1 year, 9 months ago
    2. Yep. I'm amused quite easily.

      • 1 year, 9 months ago
      1. Ah just the man, I require your help with something

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    3. I'm benching RVP for Sturridge.

      • 1 year, 9 months ago
      1. So not (c) or (vc) RVP then? :shock:

        • 1 year, 9 months ago
    4. This is fine but don't mess about with the captain. Sods law if you captain a non player and vice your first choice that he'll be rested.

      • 1 year, 9 months ago
      1. Won't do that.

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    1. :lol: has given me a good old laugh over lunch :lol:

      • 1 year, 9 months ago
  23. Remy!!! Any update on his injury recovery? When’s Harry Redknapp next press conference?

    • 1 year, 9 months ago
  24. Rooney & Bale

    or

    RVP and Fellaini

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  25. Chances of Demel starting?

    • 1 year, 9 months ago
  26. a) Santon or Wilson

    b) Lampard – Mata – Bale

    c) Podolski – Cisee – Sturridge – Miralas

    THANKS!

    • 1 year, 9 months ago
    1. Santon
      Bale
      Sturridge

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  27. Suarez + Michu >> Benteke + Bale?

    Good idea, or any other recommendations?

    • 1 year, 9 months ago
  28. BAR 0-2 CHE #Nextgen,.....yeah!!
    MIL 2-0 BAR.......Whoaaaaa!!
    :-)

    • 1 year, 9 months ago

Scout Picks

For Gameweek 11

  • Forster
  • Azpilicueta
  • Cresswell
  • Baines
  • Sánchez
  • Downing
  • Chadli
  • Di María
  • Aguero
  • Pellè
  • Sakho
  • Gibbs
  • Tadic
  • Berahino

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Up Oscar CHE B, Vs
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Up Sigurdsson SWA B
Up Chadli TOT A
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Last updated: 19 Nov, 2014 7:14am
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Up Austin QPR A, Vs, £
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Down Berahino WBA B, VsX, £
Up Bony SWA B
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